Browsing through this month’s House Beautiful we spotted this lovely rug from Dash & Albert laying down some great design support. We love how the pattern from Dash & Albert’s Diamond Rug gives the space texture and depth by breaking up the solid colors in the bedroom. If you want to pick this rug up and add it to your home, you can grab it here! Happy Friday!
What’s Trending Wednesday
We obviously love everything and anything beach, coastal, nautical. So what can make that better? An American flag standing proud and tall in the space. Americans have created their own coastal style that separates us from the rest of the world. This Americana style usually has a few noticeable attributes. First, and most important, is the American flag. It’s going to be there whether it’s an actually flag, painting or in some other form. Since the flag is red, white and blue it’s not just going to blend in and that’s the point. We want it to stand out and be seen. Also some shabby, chic or rustic furnishings will be found in the space. These furnishings bring in a vintage feel which gives the space a sense of history. Keeping to the historic feel of the space the room will often be adorned with antique finds. Typically something from American history that would have been used in homes back in the day. Lastly, the red, white and blue decor that compliments the American flag and bring the room together. Obviously there are more characteristics and every designer has their own style or tastes so not even Americana coastal room is going to have all of these aspects, but you will notice at least one or two of these in the space.
We love the Americana coastal style because it’s a style that was created and shaped here at home. Plus it looks great! What do you guys think?
We love rustic, coastal cottages! Nothing feels more comfortable and right than a well designed cottage. So we thought we would give you our list of 3 ways to create a rustic, coastal cottage in your home and make it so you never want to leave, except to go to the beach! So keep on reading and see what 3 ways you can turn your home into a rustic, coastal cottage!
1. Aged Wood Floors.
Wood flooring in any cottage is a want. Aged, weathered wood floors in a rustic, coastal cottage is need. This must have sets the tone and mood throughout the entire home. The floors add character to the cottage that give it the rustic, coastal look and we haven’t even gotten to designing . Needless to say, we love woods floors in a cottage.
2. Vintage & Rustic Furniture/Accessories/Decor.
How else would you design your cottage? These choices are basic must haves in the home and in each space. There are plenty of choices from lighting to furniture that you can bring into your rustic, coastal cottage that will give you the desired look. Let’s not even get started on color because we can go on and on about the possibilities. Let’s not forget to mention these amazing kitchens above. Love those teal painted cabinets!
3. An Old Tub In An Old Bathroom.
We love the look a porcelain tub gives the bathroom so of course it’s on the list and we’re putting one in our cottage! Plus when you’re soaking in your tub with your eyes closed – loving life – you’re going to have to open them eventually. So why not open them to a great bathroom space? Don’t forget to bring the decor into the bathroom! It will bring the entire home together and will show that you left no space untouched.
Have you seen the latest piece from Neck Candy?? Well here it is! This beautiful hand made bracelet with this gorgeous sterling clasp! Come on into Tuvalu to try it on and check out the rest of our jewelry! We bet it’ll look great on you! Happy Friday!
It’s Friday and that means we’re ready for some fun! It’s time to use that pattern knowledge and put it to the test! In this month’s HGTV Magazine they dish out a fun little pattern quiz to test our textile IQ’s! So go ahead and test yourself! The answers are flipped right side up on the bottom of the post so you can check and see how many you got right! And no cheating!! Happy Friday!
We were flipping through the latest Country Living mag and we spotted one of our favorite mirrors! This mirror looks great in this space and we love how this designer used it in the bedroom! If you want to pick up the Jamie Young Round Leather Mirror you can grab it here! Happy Friday